SOUTHPORT, N.C. – Parents and families benefit from enrolling in the evidence-based Communities In Schools of Brunswick County (CIS) parenting programs. Circle of Parents support groups and Incredible Years parenting class series strengthens families by promoting effective positive strategies for parents to use to manage their children’s behavior. CIS has provided this service for the county for the past eight years.
Incredible Years Parenting Class 14-week series will take place in Southport at Trinity United Methodist Church starting Monday, September 17 and at Shallotte Presbyterian Church in Shallotte starting Tuesday, September 18. Each class session is held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for anyone in a parenting role with children ages 5-12 years old. The program is FREE of charge and includes dinner. A catered meal is served before each session at 5 p.m. Incentives are provided for parents who attend the majority of meetings. The interactive sessions make learning fun and are easy to incorporate into real world parenting situations. Facilitators leading the CIS program are trained through the Incredible Years Network along with continued support from Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina. While parents are meeting, children are in another room learning age appropriate material. Topics are designed to help increase family communication, cooperation, and respect.
“It is a welcoming and caring environment with no judging and only support given. I encourage all my friends with children to join the CIS Incredible Years Program for help. Truly thank you for this program!” said an Incredible Years parenting program participant.
CIS Circle of Parents support groups are forming and beginning to meet as well. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Leland 5th District Building from 6 – 8 p.m. The Single Parent support group meets the first and third Thursday of each month at Supply Elementary School at 5:30 p.m. and at Waccamaw School with the first meeting Wednesday, September 26 at 4:30 p.m. Support group meetings are FREE, include free childcare, free meals, and incentives are given for participants who attend the majority of meetings.
Class space for the Incredible Years series and the Circle of Parents support groups is limited. To reserve your space or for more information, please call Margaret Roseman, Parenting Education Director, at 910.253.5327 ext. 1435.
Photo caption: Incredible Years parenting program participant with graduation certificate.
About Communities In Schools of Brunswick County:
Communities In Schools of Brunswick County is an accredited affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, operating programs proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. Working closely with schools and partner organizations, Communities In Schools of Brunswick County uses evidence-based programs to serve students and their families. Based directly inside schools throughout the county, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical educational and community-based resources working hand-in-hand with schools, communities and families to identify their unique needs and surround students with a caring network of support. Learn more about Communities In Schools of Brunswick County at www.cisbrunswick.org.